Sunday, October 30, 2011
Tamo Ash Wood
Tamo Ash, sometimes known as Japanese Ash, is another beautiful wood used in my boxes. Tamo comes from Southeast Asia, usually Japan. This type of wood is not in great supply, but has very unique and stunning features.
Tamo Ash's grain pattern is unlike that of any other ash species. The grain is very swirly and is often referred to as "peanut" grain as the bubble-like surface often resembles a peanut. Tamo Ash also produces a very dramatic "waterfall" effect which is made even more beautiful with staining.
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